I'm a day late with this but this morning was the perfect morning for a stroll by the canal and the river with Gus my Border Collie and while I was there I took a few photos.
The canal runs alongside the railway as most do and, at a part called Firepool there is a long disused building, the water tower.
The water tower was built in 1842 and is a grade II listed building. Sadly its water tank has been removed and the writing, which used to read, 'British Railways, Taunton Freight, Concentration Depot' is barely legible these days.
It's in an area of regeneration and canal side apartments have sprung up around it in recent years. there has been much talk of restoration but as yet it's only occupants are a multitude of pigeons.
|apologies for the slightly wonky photo!|
A disused winch - again, not the greatest of photos but I'd left my camera at home so these are taken on my phone.
Something I greatly regretted when a little further on in the river which runs along the other side of the canal Gus and I spotted this:
A grey Heron watching for fish. By the time I'd zoomed in and cropped this photo you lose a lot of definition. A reminder to me not to leave home without the camera in future!